Welcome to the RHMS Life Fitness Department website!
Click on the teacher website link below to find information about your specific class.
- Mr. Haagenson
- Mr. Heglie
- Mr. Nowag
- Mrs. Pickett
- Mrs. Powers
Our Life Fitness Department Mission:
- Our mission is to provide a positive, fun, safe, and enriching environment for students to develop physical and social skills needed to live a long, healthy, and active life.
Elements of Success:
- Participation, Positive Sporting Behaviors, Personal Responsibility, and Positive Attitude
Possible Activities This Year:
- Team Sports/Activities: Badminton, Basketball, Flag Football, Foot Hockey, Handball, Pickleball, Rugby, Soccer, Speedball, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee
- Individual Sports/Activities: Aerobic Conditioning, Circuit Training, Disc Golf, Fitnessgram, Line Dance, Track and Field
- Cooperative Activities: Critical Thinking/Problem Solving Activities, Create-a-Dance, Obstacle Course Relay, Social Dance, Trust and Learner-Design Games
Policies and Procedures
- T-shirt: RHMS or plain gray T-shirt
- Shorts: RHMS or plain black shorts
- Laced Athletic Shoes
- Sweatshirt: RHMS or plain gray sweatshirt (no logos, hoods, zippers, or pockets)
- Sweatpants: RHMS or plain black sweatpants (no logos, stripes, or pockets)
- Dri-Fit T-shirt/shorts set - $26.00
- Dri-Fit T-shirt (sold separately) - $12.00
- New Cotton T-Shirt (sold separately) - $6.00
- New Shorts (sold separately - $14.00
- New RHMS sweats – $30.00 set
- Used shorts or T-shirt - $3.00 each
- Used RHMS sweats - $3.00 each
- Students are required to dress EVERY DAY in THEIR OWN Life Fitness uniform. For hygiene reasons, students are not allowed to wear another student’s uniform.
- To ensure proper hygiene, the uniform is to be worn during the students Life Fitness class only and not throughout the day.
- School clothes may NOT be worn underneath the life fitness uniform.
- All uniforms must be labeled with permanent black ink only - Last name followed by first initial. All names must be clearly printed on each item. NO OTHER MARKINGS ALLOWED.
- Uniforms are not to be ripped, torn, altered or written on inappropriately. Any clothing that is ripped, torn, or altered must be replaced.
- Leggings/stretch/yoga pants are not allowed.
- Shorts must be worn at waist level (no sagging).
- During the cold weather months, sweats are recommended. They can be purchased in the RHMS main office.
- Solid gray sweats may also be worn. The student’s last name and first initial must be clearly marked on the sweats. No hoods, zippers, pockets, or logos on sweats.
- Laced athletic shoes are required and will be tied for function not fashion.
- No gloves or beanies will be worn during Life Fitness.
- Clothes are brought home on Fridays and returned on Mondays.
Loaner Uniform Program
- When students forget to bring their uniforms to school, they will be provided with a clean “loaner uniform” to use during their class period.
- At the beginning of class, students will report to the locker room office to check out a “loaner”.
- At the end of class, students will check the uniform back into the office.
- If a “loaner” is lost or not turned in, the student will be responsible for replacing the loaner and will be assigned a detention.
- The third loaner, and each thereafter per trimester, will result in a detention and a loss of merits.
Lockers and Locker Room Guidelines
- All students will be issued a locker, with the 6th graders sharing a locker.
- Students are responsible for the contents of the locker at all times. Teachers are NOT responsible for any lost or stolen items.
- Backpacks are not allowed inside the locker room.
- Cell phones are not allowed inside the locker room. Phones will be confiscated and returned at the end of the school day.
- To prevent theft, lockers are to be locked at all times (before, during and after class).
- Lockers are to be kept clean and free of stickers, writing, and glass mirrors.
- No horseplay, running or screaming in the locker room.
- No glass, aerosol containers, perfume, food or drink in the locker room.
- Never give out your locker combination to anyone! Combinations are changed each year.
- Only use the locker you have been assigned. Another student’s locker will not be opened for you.
Attendance and Tardies
A student is tardy when he/she:
- Enters the locker room after the tardy bell.
- Is not sitting on their number when the teacher enters roll call.
- Does not bring a note when entering class late.
The school policy will go into effect when a student is marked tardy.
Students earn points for the following activities:
- Daily warm ups and participation
- Weekly aerobic conditioning
- Unit assessments
Conditioning will be held once per week. The students rotate between the following activities:
- Bengal Run
- Mile Run
- Stadium Workout
Illness and Physical Limitations
- If a student cannot fully participate in Life Fitness, a written note from the parent should be brought to class. The note should state the following:
- Type of injury
- A parent note is only valid for 1 Day. Parents can write notes for 3 consecutive days before a doctor’s note is required.
- A doctor’s note is required for any limitation that extends beyond three days.
- Activity modifications will be made for a student that cannot fully participate in Life Fitness.
- Students are responsible to follow the guidelines set forth by the doctor’s recommendation for limitation.
- Students that require an inhaler must have written consent on file with the nurse, and keep inhaler with them in class to use as needed.
Absence/Parent Excuse Make-Up
- Any class missed due to absence or excuse must be made-up to earn the points missed.
- A missed Aerobic Conditioning day must be made-up by running a mile on Friday after school (2:10).
- All other missed days must be made-up by completing an alternative assignment
- Extended medical excuses will be addressed individually by the student’s teacher.
Short Term Medical Excuses (Doctor notes; up to 2 weeks)
- For a short term medical excuse (up to 2 weeks) on non-aerobic conditioning days, students will be given an alternative assignment to complete in the library during Life Fitness time.
- For missed aerobic conditioning days, the student will make the days up once he/she returns to class.
- The student’s grade for the trimester will be a letter grade and will include the alternative assignment as well as all other grades when they were present.
Long Term Medical Excuses (Doctor notes; longer than 2 weeks)
- If a student has a doctor’s note excusing him/her from Life Fitness long term (i.e., longer than two weeks), the student will be provided an alternative assignment to complete in the library during Life Fitness time.
- If the extended absence still allows the student to participate in Life Fitness for 75% of the trimester (9+ weeks), the student will earn a letter grade based on their Life Fitness activities’ grades as well as the alternative assignment. The student will have to make up any aerobic conditioning days missed (max of 2 runs).
- If the student participates in Life Fitness less than 75% of the time (less than 9 weeks), he/she will be given an alternative assignment to complete while in the library during Life Fitness. The grade will then be pass or fail, and not a letter grade. They will not be asked to make up additional runs; their grade will be based solely on the alternative assignment.
- If the student is out on medical leave for a whole trimester or year, a NM (no mark) grade will be recorded on the report card for Life Fitness.
- If any of the aforementioned alternative assignments are provided, a comment of “curriculum accommodations” will be noted on the report card.
Physical Fitness Testing
- In alignment with the California State Standards for Physical Education, students will be assessed on the components of health-related physical fitness using the scientifically based ‘Fitnessgram’ assessment.
- If a student is caught cheating, the consequence will be a ‘0’ on the activity or assignment, a Friday school will be assigned, and merits will be lost. The student will have the opportunity to make up the assignment.